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it in new york and san francisco and seattle and chicago, all of these places, in the london and paris. we see the try um of the developed world cities. but the success of the city in the developed world is nothing relative to what's happening in the developing world. we've recently reached that halfway point where more than half of humanity now lives in urbanized areas, and it's hard not to think on net that's a good thing because when you compare those countries that are more than 50% urbanized, the more urbanized countries have on average income levels that are five times higher and infant mortality levels that are less than a third. gandhi famously said the growth of a nation depends not on its cities, but on its villages. but with all due respect to the great man, on this one he was completely and utterly wrong. because, in fact, the future of india is not made in villages which is too often remaining mired in the unending rural poverty that has plagued most of humanity throughout almostal of its -- almost all of it existence. it is mumbai, it is delhi, that are the pathways out of po
advanttge of the state's new law... allowing hem to marry. &pmarry.seattle's city haal is nnrmally ccosed on suuday... but that wasn't the case this week..the state's first same yesterday.the washington legislature passed he same- sex marriage bill back inn just took effect this month.nd - poo: "....i dont think we ever expected in oor lifetime that thhs would happen..."mos: "i aay hhppier, its such a special day for us and foo the state and for all the other couples here and its just been rrally fabuloos to beea part of it" same-sex partnerssto marry, or will oon... incluuing &pmaryland. 3 sunday's loss against the redskins... keees the ravens to 20... with iiside a minute l- tt play.r-g-3 is knocked out of the game... but redskins backup quarterback kirk cousins comes in and steals the spotlight... hiiting pierre garcon from 11 yaads put.the skins then need he two point conversionnto tie it runs it in with the keeper. the game goes into overtime.in the eetra period... the ravens watch what happens.rookiee richard crawford returns it 64 yards... only uuner sam koch stoppedda touchdow
to celebrate another new law in washington state. several people starting smoking pot, at seattle's space needle, at the stroke of midnight. that's when possessing small amounts of marijuana became legal under state law. but, these pot smokers are actually breaking the law, since it is still illegal to smoke it in public. but seattle police officers were told to only issue warnings for just ahead: major retailers are accused of failing to warn customers about potentially dangerous baby powderand, still to come this midday: a major insurance company warns customers about the security breach that will affect more than a million people and later in lunchbreak:perfect to serve holiday guests, we're making a simple but elegant salad -- with artichokes, pears, toasted hazelnuts and cheddar cheese. federal officials have filed a complaint against a company that makes baby products after five infants died. the consumer product safety commission was in discussions with "baby matters llc" to recall a popular infant recliner called the "nap nanny." children were found hanging or fell out of the re
, partly sunny, 54. st. louis, cloudy, 38, denver, mostly cloudy, 33, seattle, mostly cloudy, 44 degrees. >>> here's another look at this morning's top stories. general norman swargts schwarzkopf died at his home yesterday in tampa, florida. he drove iraqi forces out of kuwait. he died from complications related to pneumonia. he was 78 years old. >>> and president obama meets with congressional leaders this afternoon at the white house to try to cut a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. in just four days across-the-board spending cuts take effect. >>> if president obama and congress fails to reach an agreement the price of milk could lead sharply. perhaps $6 per gallon. at issue is the farm bill and how much the federal government pays farmers. john blackstone reports. >> who wants milk? >> me. >> me. >> me. >> reporter: with four children the rasmussen family in california drinks about five gallons a week on milk. if congress doesn't pass the bill, i would cost him $106. that has dad sean rasmussen worried. >> they have to have their milk. we might have to cut elsewhere. >> report
favre. seattle quarterback russell wilson tied peyton manning's record. the seahawks defeated the rams 20-13. nfl coaches on the chopping include include philadelphia's andy reed after a 4-2 losing season. and norv turner is expected to be cut after missing the playoffs three years in a row. and tony sparano will not return after the team finished 30th. four college football games. the sun boul has usc against georgia tech. and chick-fil-a bowl lsu versus clemson. straight ahead a ice rescue that you've never seen before. and last week barbara bush called one of her husband's favorite bands and requested a private concert. the oak ridge boys agreed and gathered in their office to sing over the phone. the 41st president requested "elv ira." they also sang "amazing grace." take a listen. ♪ amazing grace how sweet thou sound ♪ ♪ that saved a wretch like me ...but he'd wait for her forever, for any reason, and would always be there with the biggest welcome home. for a love this strong, dawn only feeds him iams. compared to other leading brands, it has 50% more animal protein. ...to h
the whole seattle game, we going to seattle he still like my coach. just need to focus things i can do a little better. just trying to separate the difference how we do things. but he be coaching me. >> in a half hour the warriors at oracle for a game with the 76ers. the warriors looking for their 20th win of the season. golden state beat utah. steph curry poured in 23 points. tomorrow the celtics also at home. golden state has a dominant 11- 2 record against eastern conference teams this season and people are starting to notice. >> we are getting phone calls. i'm getting text messages and e- mails from coaches, from former coaches, from analysts, from players. current and past that realize what's taking place. you can see this is a different basketball team. you can see this is a group that enjoys one another. you can see that this is a group that plays for one another. and it's beautiful to watch. it's great what can be accomplished when you're willing to just be there for one another and treat it like, you know, we're brothers. it's great to watch. >> good feeling when you're winnin
and depraved. >>> another major headline this morning. nasty storms near seattle. a tree just missed a baby's crib. the parents are counting their blessings, while the nation's midsection gears up for a major snowstorm. winter starts the 21st or 22nd. >> friday or saturday. >> i hate winter. >> but that's the mayan calendar. >> exactly, yeah. >>> first on this tuesday, new details about gunman adam lanza. a lifetime of behavioral issues and his mother's losing battle to keep control of her youngest son. >> as mourners gathered for the first funerals in newtown, investigators are uncovering troubling details about the gunman who took so many young lives. here's abc's brian ross. >> reporter: increasingly, adam was so troubled he would not leave the house. and his mother, nancy, the last few months, told friends she was losing control of her 20-year-old son. >> it was just getting a little harder for her as time went on. >> reporter: nancy lanza was a regular here at this newtown bar and restaurant where the owners say she told them about her struggles with adam's behavioral and emotional pro
stores. neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> so brandi, you told us yesterday you were going shopping today to get some stuff on your way back to l.a. did you get anything? >> you know what? oh, look at that. i didn't find anything. this is why. the stores were a lot less crowded. same sales as on christmas weekend. same sales. it was a waste of time. it was nothing discounted even more. so lesson learned. you don't have to do it next year. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now." >>> this morning on "world news now" -- travel trouble. a powerful winter storm barrels into the northeast, snarling roads and flights. >> this is the same deadly storm that cut a path of destruction and spawned tornadoes. and it ain't over yet. it's thursday, december 27th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i'm brandi hitt. paula faris is on assignment this morning. and we are up bright and early with you, if you're not able to sleep right now. >> and i'm muhammad lila in for rob nelson. i am so happy to be here. happy to be inside and away from all this weather we
and northern latitude situation. seattle and portland seeing some rain, snow at the higher elevations. if anything is a saving grace, it's a little cooler this go-around, so some of the moisture getting locked up in higher elevations in the form of snow. most of that is well north of san francisco and napa valley. this will sink further south, we'll get another piece of energy later on today that will spin up across the bay area and intensify the rainfall. that's what we will be watching closely. our computer models highlight that. one pulse to the north. another one fills in further to the south. it shouldn't be nearly what we saw last week. the ground is saturated. rivers are swollen. it won't take much to get more in the way of flooding. once we get past that, we are looking at a fairly dry scenario going over the next few days. today is the day. then tomorrow we'll hopefully be breathing a sigh of relief. >>> this morning intense fighting in syria outside the city of aleppo. rebel fighters trapped hundreds of government soldiers inside a military base and say they are giving them
cold air. the of temperatures at 43 in seattle and 43 below up that fairbanks alaska. that is de incredible temperature disparity. three degrees cooler is where our temperature is right now. these readings are still mild by comparison to what we normally see this time of the year. we've had minor rain that within the last couple of days. the big story is the above normal temperatures. 36 at mchenry. this is the oregon coast. this is the storm coming on shore. the rain is falling on the coastline. they change to snow in the mountains. these clouds are unrelated to that storm. our forecast shows that we stay partly cloudy tonight. clouds will be the big story. no organized precipitation read a way out of this weather system. the changes later in the week. here we will track the storm around the country. the energy begins to settle south word. the storm plugs into gulf moisture. you'll see the clouds begin assembling as the moisture flows. the rain spread to appear. not quite by wednesday evening but wednesday night the way iniran develops. we're just moving the storms dynamics int
, the northwest corridor for us is linking between some pretty rural areas, but between seattle, vancouver, seattle and portland, oregon, and cha-ching oregon, we have some major business markets and the opportunity for travelers who are tourists to enjoy our rail. for us, it wasn't going to work to start from scratch. immediately institute a high speed rail line. we have too many communities linking to that west coast corridor that wanted to enjoy the benefits of rail, and wanted us as a state to his country being and putting our own state dollars into it, they wanted to see the benefits in that incremental fashion. so for us i think washington state will always be a higher speed or at least in the next 20 to 30 years, higher speed passenger rail program, but it works for us and it works for our businesses and our major communities that it links. also i'd like to say that as we work closely with burlington northern santa fe on this notion of sharing the corridor, it's a decision that we made, burlington northern santa fe has bought into it, and the notion for us in the amount of increment
but seattle, vancouver, and portland and eugene. we had major business markets and the opportunity for mark -- travelers who are tourists to enjoy our real. for us, it would not work to start from scratch and institute a high-speed rail line. we have too many committees linking threat that west coast corridor that wanted to enjoy the benefits of rail and wanted us as a state contributing in putting our state dollars into it, they wanted to see the benefits in that incremental fashion. for us, washington state will always be a higher spped passenger rail program. but it works for us and our businesses. as we work closely with the burlington on this notion of sharing the corridor, it is a decision we made. they have bought into it and the nation for us in the amount of increments and passenger trips that we intend to make, the investments we're making on that freight rail line will not only benefit passenger travel but our freight movement in our state as we are a multi dependent trade state and at the economy recovers and their business continues to grow. we think the investments will help u
areas will have three to six inches of snow. seattle today, 42 for a high. portland, 39. now, all of the cold. it is some of the coldest air of the season. windchills this morning 20 below, bismarck. 4, rapid city. oklahoma city feels like 7 degrees. so, it's not just the northern plains. it's all the way down. dallas only feels like 22. memphis, 25. the windchill this morning. and the southeast has been a little wet. will be a little stormy for sure. may see some severe storms in parts of florida today. orlando 75. miami, 84. but behind it, some cooler and drier air. tough when you have all of the fresh snow, the ice and everything that happened last week to get temperatures anywhere. now, from west-to-east, we fly across the nation. san antonio, 55 and drier there. that's part of the cooler and drier air. and remember, the snowstorm moving through the northeast and southern new england. south of boston could get six to ten inches of snow. >> so, if you send me your twitter photos, sometimes we get into conversations. and this young lady who sends these photos is so great. britta
with the feds. more now from nbc's kristen dahlgren. >> four, three, two, one! whooo! >> reporter: at seattle landmarks, a celebration. [ cheers ] >> reporter: washington state's new law makes it legal for adults to possess up to one ounce of marijuana. >> the fist legal imported in washington state. >> reporter: the initiative, passed in the november election, is modeled on alcohol laws. it's still illegal to drive if impaired or possess pot if you're under 21. and technically you're not allowed to smoke in public. though seattle police received a directive to issue verbal warnings only. this is what you can legally possess, one ounce. you can use it in private but stores still won't be licensed to sell it for recreational use for another year. so without a prescription there is still no sale. recreational users are going to say where am i going to go to buy this marijuana? if it's illegal to sell marijuana still. >> reporter: federal law still prohibits marijuana use in any state, and the department of justice is reviewing possible actions. >> the federal government might prosecute anyone w
magnuson's house in seattle reminisce about their days together, and some of those stories i can share on the floor and some i couldn't. but they were longtime friends. and the one story that is written about in warren magnuson's biography by shelby scates is a story about how the two of them, both appropriators, when mount saint helen's grew up, senator magnuson went to senator inouye and said, we need about a billion dollars for the cleanup of mount saint helen's. if you can manly in 198 -- imagine in 1980 what a tremendous amount of money that was. senator inouye's response was, senator magnuson, we have volcanos blowing up all the time in hawaii and we never get a dime. and senator magnuson's response was, just wait, it will be your turn soon. so these are two individuals that forged a relationship, and along with jackson, were some of the big giants of our day in the united states senate. and we certainly in the state of washington benefited greatly from senator inouye's incredible help and support. i know that he traveled to our state many times at my request and participated in
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villages. bales' faces a court martial at joint base lewis-mcchord near seattle. no member of the u.s. military has been executed since 1961. the united nations suspended its polio vaccination campaign in pakistan today, after two more workers were killed. six other volunteers were shot dead earlier in the week. suspicion fell on the taliban. the militant group accuses the health workers of acting as u.s. spies, and it claims the vaccine makes children sterile. senior officials at the b.b.c. were absolved today of covering up claims of sex crimes committed byong-time star jimmy savile. he died last year, and the b.b.c. later shelved an expose' that he abused and raped scores of underage girls for decades. the scandal erupted anyway, and the public broadcaster was widely criticized. today, an independent review blamed incompetence, but not bad faith. >> when the full force of the affair broke in october this year, the bbc's management system proved completely incapable of dealing with it. the level of chaos and confusion was even greater than was apparent at the time. several individ
through. jason is on our line from -- for republicans calling from seattle, washington. caller: thank you for taking my call. ms. summers, you exhibit the knowledge that is rarely seen on the "washington journal" about things of this nature. one senators set to another senator, we should just go over the -- 1 senator said to another senator, we should just go over the cliff. i do not know if people would be happy if they paid attention to her little conference. i appreciate your knowledge of sequestration. guest: thank you so much for your call. i actually spoke to senator patty murray. she said, let's just go over the cliff and see what happens. we have been calling them the cliff jumpers. she said to me, if there is not some kind of fix -- see is optimistic there would be one -- that would be detrimental for washington and outside of the seattle area. that is a concern i am hearing from her and other representatives from the states of washington. despite the rhetoric that sometimes goes on on capitol hill, that is something she is concerned about. she recognizes how important that is. t
you seen here in seattle? >> i think if you pull a group of people together from this community, someone in that group is going to have had a friend or loved one that's had difficulty with a prescription drug or potentially died from that. >> reporter: the unit responds to 45 calls a month of overdoses involving these types of medications. this is important, it can be difficult to tell whether it's a painkiller or heroin because they come from the same ingredient and do the same sort of thing to your body. >> aside from needle tracks in the arms, someone who has had an overdose or heroin they could look the same. >> absolutely. they could be unconscious from a medication that they think is relatively safe for them because instead of getting it it on the street they get it from a pharmacist. >> possible drug overdose. people these are suffering from chronic pain. they know that a little bit of pain medication helps so maybe a lot would help. >> reporter: when we arrive, another medic is on the scene. >> somewhere in that parking garage, there was a call about someone having a dru
to work? you look at for instance seattle in 1993, they made condoms available in ten high schools through vending machines and baskets and school clinics and a study actually published six years later showed that condom use not only didn't increase, it decreased. how hopeful are you that this will be different in philadelphia? >> i think if you look at condoms as the only intervention, we're not going to see the right end point so condoms are part of a larger intervention, both to raise awareness about safer sex and to provide obviously a tool if young people are interested in being safer in their sexual behavior. what you have to realize is that ten years ago, we had higher rates of condom use among young people than we currently do. at the same time infection has gone up dramatically in the city so while we don't think condoms are the full answer, we believe they are part of the answer and an important part of that answer as we and pa of the health department and people who educate our children in schools need to pay attention to. >> it is an interesting approach. i wish you the best of
in seattle stunned when they saw their neighbor's house. no. he cut the top off his own christmas tree and got extra shingles and put it up there. >> that's a good idea. >> terrific. that's good. >>> with that, america, i give you lara spencer. >> thank you, josh. thank you very much. let's get started with "pop news." great news this morning for "magic mike." a magic tyke is on the way. channing tatum will have a new title to add to his growing list of accolades. sexiest dad alive. "people" magazine's reigning second man. tatum and his wife, jenna dewan, are expecting a baby in the new year. this will be their first. they met on the set of the 2006 film "step up." they got married in 2009. everybody here at "good morning america," congratulations to you both. >> love that. >> he could have an oscar nomination soon. just saying. i'm just kidding. >> keep voting. >> is there a problem with that? >>> all right. a little eye candy this morning, if you like real estate. who doesn't? it's fun to look at pictures. and rihanna's new place in the pacific palisades is, wow. she paid a lot for i
with the catch. what a shot. seahawks win it, seattle is in the playoffs. >> and all that matters. >> norad will be tracking santa claus as he makes his way around the world delivering gifts to girls and boys tonight. >> on "cbs this morning." >> from kabul, afghanistan, happy holidays! "cbs this "cbs this morning." >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm jeff glor with rebecca jarvis charlie rose. gayle king and norah o'donnell are off. >>> on the ground and in the air on this busy day before christmas, there's trouble. >> and the problem is a storm system that hit the west coast over the weekend. now it's moving east threatening to cause problems all week long. anna warner is at dallas/ft. worth airport. anna, good morning. >> reporter: we're seeing a steady stream of travelers on their way to destinations. things on the west coast have cleared up. no major flight delays out there so far, but people heading to other holiday destinations may encounter some trouble. that's because this fast moving storm is heading over the rocky mountains and is expected to drop a lot of
is a painkiller. what do you see in seattle? >> if you pull a group of people together from this community, someone in that group will have had a friend, loved one, who has had difficulty with a prescription drug or potentially died from that. >> reporter: his unit responds to 45 calls a month for overdoses of these types of medications. it can be difficult to tell if it's painkiller or heroin, because they come from the same ingredient and do the same sort of thing to your body. >> aside from needle tracks in the arms, someone who has had an overdose of pain medication like that, they can look very much the same. >> very much. they can be unconscious from medication that they think is relatively safe for them because of instead of getting on the street they get it from a pharmacist. possible drug overdose. these people are suffering from chronic pain. they know that a little bit of pain medication helps, so maybe a lot would help a lot more. >> reporter: when we arrive, another medic is on the scene. >> somewhere in that parking garage there is a call about someone having a drug overdose.
. that's three events. >> seahawks win it. seattle is in with the playoffs. >> and all that matters. >> norad will be tracking santa class as he makes his way around the worlding. >> on centimet"cbs this "cbs t >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm jeff floor. there is travel trouble across the nation and on the ground in the air on this busy day before christmas. >> and the problem is a storm system that hit the west coast over the weekend. now it's moving east, threatening to cause problems all week long and anna werner is at dallas-ft. worth international parent. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, rebecca and jeff. we receive a steady stream of travelers coming in here at the dallas-ft. worth international airport but some across the country could have some problems if they're still on their way to their holiday destinations. that's because that fast-moving storm is coming over the rocky mountains and is poised to dump a lot of snow on the midwest as it moves to the northeast. those hoping for a white christmas will get their wish but they may be stuck seeing santa in the
washington state residents conseco cox legally in public and in seattle they are doing that. huge crowds at midnight last night, like the new year's eve celebration according to several witnesses and a few cameras. the only problem is it is still against federal law and that is a problem for growers and sellers. detail people. that is your west coast minute. dennis: no word what this is doing to the productivity rate in washington state. the f h a is in talks eat, housing secretary shaun donovan wraps up his appearance beforee the senate banking committee. cheryl: let's go to peter barnes who is standing by in washington monitoring that hearing out of d.c.. peter: republicans charge that a bailout of the faa is coming and the housing secretary cannot rule it out. shaun donovan says washington certainly is closer to one after the latest audit of the f h a founded had a capital reserve shortfall of $16.3 billion but the administration says it is too soon to say if the fha will need treasury funding to avoid a bailout. the agency is increasing fees and making other changes. >> based on all
and seattle, you can see just minor delays there. let's send it back to you. >> good job, reynolds blocking maimi. >> if you could talk to someone about snow in the rocky, would you? >> are you going up? >> eventually. >> steamboat springs will see over a foot of snow between now and sunday. >> that's good start. but we didn't know anything about january or february? >> not yet. >> if you get a chance to hit those maps to move stuff over the rocky, if you could. >> we'll do what we can. >> in squawk sports new, are the broncos made their eighth straight victory look easy last night. peyton manning threw for 310 yards and had his 30th touchdown pass of the season on games opening drive. the broncos handing oakland its sixth straight loss, 26-13. and in college shorts news, the awards last night, national quarterback award went to johnny manziel. the first freshman to win this award. johnny football. >> 500 more yards than cam newton, i think. >> the jim thorp award went to jonathan banks of mississippi state. nation's top receiver, marcus lee of usc.winner of the hoe depot coach of the year
you a simple example. we are in seattle. boeing is sponsoring the lectures. when boeing goes to washington to give a contract for the next generation jet or whatever, they may get it. they do get it. but there are some things attached. like for instance, we want a factory that builds the wings are the engines in tennessee or missouri or arizona. in the deficit regions. this is not philanthropy. this is an act of recycling surplus so the surpluses of the surplus state can continue to be created, produced. you may recall that in the 1920s, internationally, we had a gold standard. fixed exchange rates. it is like having a single economy. -- a single currency. that gold standard creates a a degree of growth, together with the emergence of state corporations like edison that allows the bankers to run riot, and to reach far too much into the future to bring value to the peasant and to recycle. and that is what led to the collapse of 1939, which was that generation's version of 2008. -- the collapse of 1929, which was that generation's version of 2008. when that collapse happened, w
in maryland, steph, mama in september i sent my sister to your show in seattle but i became jealous. why must the sexy liberal tour be so far away then the heavens responded with the announcement. i didn't just get three. i get all four plus jim and chris and hopefully jacki. i might be able to hear chris giggle in person. maybe. >> give me cheese. i'll giggle for you any time, anywhere. >> stephanie: got my meet and grope tickets. can't wait to finally meet you. [ screaming ] >> stephanie: me too! sexy liberal tour director roland is high-strung. something that took me by surprise. the third biggest onsale ever beating new york city. hello. let's see. right now entire orchestra section, more than half sold. down to 25 meet and greets. it is really -- >> four years ago we witnessed the first inauguration of president barack obama. ♪ like a virgin ♪ >> in november, america decided one term wasn't enough. ♪ do that to me one more time ♪ >> this time, stephanie and her team of two-term comics are comin
the u.s. attorney in seattle, washington, who would prosecute violations there. regardless of the state law, growing, selling or processing any amount of marijuana remains illegal under federal law. the department's responsibility to enforce controlled substances act remains unchanged. several former doj officials that spoke to cnn said that likely won't be the end of it. former attorney general under president george w. bush alberto gonzales laid out the options facing eric holder and the justice department. option one, lock the users up. >> go into washington state, arrest and prosecute those in possession of marijuana, then wait for the defendant to say wait a minute, you know, i've got state law says it is not unlawful. at that point, they can raise preemption and say the federal government laws preempt state law in this regard. >> option two. fight it out in the courts. >> sue the state of washington and state of colorado, take them to court, and say outright that in this field the federal government has preempted and that the law has to fall. >> option three. cut off federal money
to the 1960, which was held in seattle. many of you probably were born then. so there was this modern monorail project to ferry people around the world fair in the investors of the project at the time offered to build a monorail system is a pilot program in los angeles, traversing the harbor freeway. dad thought it was a good idea but couldn't get any of the other city fathers are county fathers to agree that this is a good investment. nobody at that time so if you ever get people out of their beloved cars. so that monorail now circles disneyland's magic kingdom in anaheim consummately. but that is a reminder to me that the biggest mistake we've made so far is not helping major transportation projects that the public can use, we'll use it will get them out of their cars. in california i believe and i think the voters of proved that time and again that high-speed rail will reduce congestion, will create jobs and will modernize the entire's tastes real system. it will reduce congestion, which is a key issue for california. transportation congestion is strangling business potential of our state a
in seattle. my of you probably -- many of you probably weren't born then. so there was this modern monorail project that ferried people around the world's fair. and the investors of that project at the time offered to build that monorail system as a pilot program in los angeles reversing the harbor freeway. dad thought it was a good idea but couldn't got any of the other -- get any of the other city fathers or county fathers to agree that this was a good investment. nobody at that time thought we could everyone get people out of their beloved cars. so that monorail now circles disneyland's magic kingdom in anaheim constantly. but that's a reminder to me that the biggest mistake i think we've made so far is not building major transportation projects that the public can use, will use and will get them out of their cars. you know, in california i believe and i think the voters have proved that time and again that high-speed rail will reduce congestion, it will create jobs, and it will modernize the entire state's rail system. it will reduce congestion which is a key issue for californians. tra
. >> stephanie: let's go to david in seattle. you're on with hal. >> caller: hi, steph. they're taking away our stations. the tweaky heads are giving me a headache with this union talk. it is like a big wave of propaganda. i don't understand any of it. you don't have a right to collective bargain but yet somehow scalia can make the other arguments? the main thing i was talking about, i don't hear obama talking about the $750 subsidies for oil companies when they start bringing up entitlements, they want to go after medicaid and everything right away. nobody is talking about the biggest leverage of money. >> that was actually brought up this morning in a couple of press conferences directly about that. and pelosi has hinted at that as well. why is that not on the table. that is a -- that is a corporate entitlement. p.s., did you hear we got paid back for the final bailout thing and the fed made a profit on that as well? >> stephanie: yeah. we were saying -- we were talk beefing the -- with charlie pierce about how people
. host: alan from seattle washington, republican line -- caller: i'm not going to miss the joe walsh, the republican from illinois. because he called the president a liar. host: ok, we will leave it there. those are some of the people who will be missed and not missed. we have a few more minutes before we wrap up our program today. another program comes to you live tomorrow. columbia, south carolina, caller: hello, there. i write -- i like seeing jim dementing going. he is the poorest excuse for a senator i have seen in my lifetime. he did nothing to try to achieve consensus amongst his peers. he did nothing for his constituents here in south carolina. he will be in good company at the heritage fund. host: what you think of him going to the heritage foundation? caller: he will not be worth much. i'm sorry to see dennis kucinich leaving. he was a treasure to have. as a mayor and representative for the city of cleveland. host: chesapeake, va., independent line. you are the last call. caller: i miss ronald reagan and before that, george washington and thomas jefferson. host: anybody thi
. they came for the bay area and as far as seattle and san diego. the visitors swarmed businesses like tahoe dave ski and board shop. >> the two bay area city that are topping the lists when it comes to the healthiest cities for men, couple are here. the study has done by men's health magazine and ranks cities by air quality, unemployment, the number one was boise idaho but at number two and three was san jose and san francisco. both got an a in health and fitness, they got a c in quality of life. >> we are days ringing in the new year and how the city of san francisco is preparing for the hundreds of thousands expected to celebrate there. >> the cause and concern in the south bay. the reservoirs being watched closely this weekend. [ game announcer ] touchdown! and here comes the dunk. [ male announcer ] everyone loves to dunk. ♪ [ game announcer ] will he dunk it? yes, he will. [ male announcer ] mcdonald's tender, juicy chicken mcnuggets in creamy ranch and spicy buffalo sauce. just $4.99 for 20 of your favorite chicken mcnuggets. ♪ [ game announcer ] will he dunk it? yes, he will.
inches of rain. take a look at this. the rain falls from san francisco to portland, into seattle. portland, we have pictures coming out of this region over the last 24 hours. they're looking at a kim more inches of rainfall before it's all said and done. they had a boulder fall on the highway from florence to eugene, oregon. took a couple hours. now, this tree landed on the home. we don't have the reports of injuries or damage there. then, christine, zoraida, looks like for places like chicago, they're expecting those temperatures to drop from the 60s into the 30s. now it looks like winter is going to arrive. >> in chicago she's been enjoying the weather. >> the winter in chicago lasts so long. once it comes it's there till may. >> yes. >> thanks, karen. >>> new twists in the wheres about of john mcafee. his attorney said he will seek asylum in guatemala. he went into hiding weeks ago. that followed the murder of his next door neighbor. mcafee insists he had nothing to do with that crime. police in bilis said he is not a suspect but they would like to talk to him. >>> four tv cha
and moved to downtown vegas about a year ago, originally three people from seattle. they had considered silicon valley but then we recruited them to downtown vegas and now they're at about 20 people. and recently announced $5 million in funding from sequoia capital. so it's really happening here and it's pretty exciting to be part of it. >> yeah, and the city definitely needs it. that would be great if it could catch fire and sounds like it is. talk to me about retail. how did cybermonday go? how are you feeling about the season at large? there's been some discussion about how good the numbers looked overall for black friday weekend. and then you know, the ensuing debate about, well, our consumers simply shifting around the amount of money they were going to spend anyway. >> we're having a record season so far. we had a record cybermonday, and one thing that we're finding interesting for our business is that we start out selling shoes and so that's what we're known for. we're seeing more of our consumers shopping for clothing, and also shopping on mobile. and i think part of the reason
's on tonight? >> i've got a couple of seattle genetics, companies with break-through products and big announcements. is there anything hotter than brand shale gas, dirty oil, so to speak from canada. he's the best, and they really know about the energy situation in this country. >> every day it's a new headline. >> isn't it incredible? this morning you have a full page ad in "the new york times" showing this -- john leonard's son. wow. i mean, real, real battleground. >> we'll see you tonight. 6:00 and 11:00 eastern. >>> they're loving mcdonald's on the street today. the fast food chain getting a lift on the stronger than expected sales. keep it right here. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] they are a glowing example of what it means to be the best. and at this special time of year, they shine even brighter. come to the winter event and get the mercedes-benz you've always wished for, now for an exceptional price. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 2013 glk350 for $399 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 when the spx crossed above its 50-day movin
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